Clean Forest Drive, Community action, Enviro Trips, Garbage menace of Nilgiris, IB Students field projects

Student Activism & Volunteering against Human Trash in Ecologically sensitive areas

Final Logo for Enviro Trips

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Led by Mr Charles (Clean Coonoor Forum) students take to the streets

 

On a recent educational field trip in Upper Nilgiris (Western Ghats), over 30 students from a leading IB school in India were quick to recognize the immense problem of human trash in forest areas.  Their survey led them to believe that the problem originated from nearby towns and also the rising number of tourists that visit the region.  It was time for action and to make their voices heard – loud and clear

Activism: lessons for life

Activism: lessons for life

The group supported by enthusiastic teachers prepared placards with hard hitting slogans.  One Earth Foundation helped in connecting with civil society members (special thanks to Mr Charles and Ms Anita) who in turn reached out to the civic authorities.  All were eager to join in this noble effort.  As the group started cleaning the area starting near Sims Park, many people passing (local and tourists) joined the clean up.  Slogans were raised to keep our forests and Coonoor clean.  The 3 hour clean up covered a length of over 700 Mtrs and collecting over 200 Kgs of plastic and other garbage.

The team with staff from Coonoor Municipality and members of the Clean Coonoor Forum

The team with staff from Coonoor Municipality and members of the Clean Coonoor Forum

 

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